My views and opinions are not for everyone. I am fully aware of that and do my absolute best not to offend. But occasionally there are those times where no matter how hard I try, I cannot please everyone. I post what I feel are uplifting and motivational quotes. I have had my fair share of heartache, pain, suffering and betrayal from all walks of life including family. Did it hurt? Absolutely! Did I sit on my pity pot for a while? Absolutely! I did what I felt I had to do to fully mourn the situation and understand it, so that I can learn and grow from it. Not forget it, but learn and grow from it! The one thing I did not allow was to let it consume me and or take my power from me. That is something I just could not give in to! I understand that some people are naturally stronger and more willful than others. And that it takes some people longer to heal from things. With that being said, that is no excuse for anyone to allow themselves to "play the victim" or allow their attacker the right to take their personal power and life from them. I don't believe anyone is the product of their environment. If that were the case some of the most influential people on this planet wouldn't be who and what they are today. They are the example and confirmation that there is light at the end of the tunnel and that no matter how difficult of a situation you are going through, YOU have the power to pick yourself up from it. You have to realize your strength and who YOU are. And if you need help, reach out. Reach out to someone who can help guide or support you. There is nothing wrong with asking for help. So long as you don't allow yourself to become dependent on them. You are stronger than you realize. YOU have to allow yourself the opportunity to find that strength. You are what matters! Don't ever forget that!